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Psych Chapter 2 (Quiz Questions)
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A drug molecule that inhibits or blocks a neurotransmitter's action is called a(n)
After ingesting a poisonous substance, Alex experienced a temporary muscular paralysis. The poison most likely interfered with the normal functioning of the neurotransmitter
Alana suffered a brain disease that destroyed major portions of her temporal lobes. Alana is most likely to suffer some loss of
A loss of physical coordination and balance is most likely to result from damage to the
An area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements is called the
Any drug molecule that binds to a neurotransmitter receptor site and mimics the neurotransmitter's excitatory or inhibitory effects is a(n)
Because a growing tumor caused damage to his brain, Joseph had to be placed on a ventilator in order to maintain his breathing. The tumor most likely damaged Joseph's
In which brain structure are nerves from the left side of the brain routed to the right side of the body?
Information is most quickly transmitted from one cerebral hemisphere to the other by the
Janessa suffered a stroke that destroyed a specific part of her limbic system. Although she remembers events prior to her illness, she is unable to form new memories of her daily experiences. Janessa has most likely suffered damage to the
Plasticity refers to the brain's capacity to
build new neural pathways
Signal reception is to ________ as signal transmission is to ________.
Split-brain patients have had their ________ surgically cut.
The medulla is to the control of ________ as the cerebellum is to the control of ________.
The myelin sheath helps to increase the ________ of neural impulses.
The parasympathetic nervous system is a division of the ________ nervous system.
The parietal lobes are to ________ as the occipital lobes are to ________.
sensing touch; seeing
The reabsorption of excess neurotransmitter molecules by a sending neuron is called
The thalamus serves as a
sensory control center
When Jenny saw that a large barking dog was enclosed by a very high fence, her racing heartbeat began to slow. The slowing of her heartbeat was most directly regulated by her
parasympathetic nervous system
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